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Friday, August 8, 2014

Nationals Injury Update: Steven Souza hurts shoulder in wall collision

By on 8/08/2014 10:29:00 PM

Washington Nationals outfielder Steven Souza Jr stayed in the game briefly after slamming into the wall as he attempted to rob a Freddie Freeman homer in the second inning of Friday's 7-6 loss to the Atlanta Braves (video here and below). Manager Matt Williams said after the game that he did not know whether the injury to Souza's left shoulder would require a DL stint.

Souza, who was substituting for Jayson Werth in right field, lined out in his third inning at-bat, but did not come out for the bottom of the third, although he was later seen on the dugout bench. Bryce Harper moved over to right field, with Kevin Frandsen coming to play left.

Souza Jr was hitting .354/.435/.601 OPS 1.036 at Triple-A Syracuse before his promotion on August 5. He was also up briefly in April, and overall is 1 for 12. The 24-year-old was drafted by the Nationals in 2007 and made his debut April 13, 2014. He is pre-arb and under team control through 2019. 

  (Rose Ingberman) and read her blog Lady and the Nats
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